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Minor in Human Resources Management

Build the foundation for a professional leadership career in human resources while pursuing a bachelor's degree in another field. Emerge from the School of Business' minor in human resources management with an understanding of business, functional operations, and decision processes as they relate to the management of human resources.

An important component of the online minor is preparation to sit for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification examination, which is administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Human resources management courses explore:

  • Administrative and personnel law
  • Recruitment, selection and placement
  • Organizational training and development
  • Total compensation, including job evaluation, wage surveys, incentives, pay equity and benefits

In addition to the analytical tools and technologies necessary to solve complex management problems, the minor emphasizes leadership skills within Saint Leo University's core values and traditions.

Our human resource management minor is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.


Minor Requirements

Human Resources Courses (15 credits)

  • Course
  • Course Name
  • Credits
  • GBA 335 Administrative and Personnel Law 3

    The effects of administrative and personnel laws on the decision-making responsibilities of practitioners. Explores the impact on personnel policies and practices of organizations. Addresses the development, intent and implications of protective labor legislation from the federal to the local level.

  • HRA 335 Selection and Placement 3

    Focuses on people as strategic resources whose availability and capabilities influence organizational effectiveness. Strategies for attracting, assessing, acquiring and withdrawing personnel are studied. Implications of planning and implementing staffing policies are discussed.

    Prerequisites: Recommended Prerequisites: MGT 331

  • HRA 340 Human Resource Development 3

    Theory and technology of organizational training and development are studied. Learning theory and its applications to training, methodology for training evaluation and forces shaping future training and development needs are included.

    Prerequisites: MGT 331

  • HRA 360 Total Compensation 3

    An examination of financial reward systems in organizations and the study of relevant theoretical and legal perspectives. Topics include job evaluation, wage surveys, incentives, pay equity, benefits and compensation strategy.

    Prerequisites: MGT 331

  • MGT 331 Management of Human Resources 3

    This course is designed to identify and explore the various human resource functions that create a cohesive framework leading to the achievement of organizational effectiveness through enlightened human resource systems management. This is a basic course for "operating managers" as well as "human resource managers."

    Prerequisites: MGT 301

Total Credits 15